Public Talk: The Fundamental Nature of Reality: Where Physics and Buddhism Meet
with B. Alan Wallace
All stories we tell ourselves about the physical universe, life, the mind, and human nature all begin with starting assumptions, beliefs, axioms, or theorems which we cannot prove, and they evolve in relation to the focus of our attention, the types of questions we pose, and the methods we use to answer them. Hear Alan talk about modern scientific views and the nature of reality.
Date & time: Sunday 16 July; 7.00-8.30pm
About the teacher
Dynamic lecturer, progressive scholar, and one of the most prolific writers and translators of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, B. Alan Wallace, Ph.D., continually seeks innovative ways to integrate Buddhist contemplative practices with Western science to advance the study of the mind.
Dr. Wallace, a scholar and practitioner of Buddhism since 1970, has taught Buddhist theory and meditation worldwide since 1976. Having devoted 14 years to training as a Tibetan Buddhist monk, ordained by H. H. the Dalai Lama, he went on to earn an undergraduate degree in physics and the philosophy of science at Amherst College and a doctorate in religious studies at Stanford.
With his unique background, Alan brings deep experience and applied skills to the challenge of integrating traditional Indo-Tibetan Buddhism with the modern world.